Seahawks Vs Packers NFC Championship Odds, Betting Analysis, TV/Streaming InfoNoah Williams
The NFC champion will be, once again, decided in Seattle when Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks host Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodger’s torn calf and the high-octane Green Bay Packers. It will be a rematch of Week 1 when Seattle defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-16.
After that week 1 game, everyone was on the Seahawks bandwagon and predicted that the NFC road to Super Bowl XLIX would go through CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
"We had that feeling," tight end Andrew Quarless said. "We knew they’re a good team, and it was definitely a possibility that we were going to see them again. I’m glad we’re able to. A lot of times you don’t get that second chance."
Wide receiver Jordy Nelson felt back in early September there was "a strong chance" of seeing the Seahawks again in the postseason.
"You knew they’d win some games and put themselves in a situation to have home-field advantage," Nelson said. "Obviously we were in a situation to have it as well but didn’t take care of business. When you’re seeing a defending Super Bowl champ, most likely it’s going to go through them to get back to it."
A Closer Look At The Seahawks Vs Packers NFC Championship Odds, Betting Analysis, TV/Streaming Info
Matchup: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Date: Jan. 18, 2015
Start Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Seattle, Washington
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
TV Info: FOX
Stream: FOX Sports Go
Radio: Green Bay Vs Seattle
Point Spread: Seahawks -8.5
Game Total: 47
Just over two years ago in the midst of the NFL ref strike, the league was using scabs and the Seahawks beat the Packers in Seattle on a missed call for the ages, dubbed “Fail Mary.” The replacement refs made an irregular “simultaneous possession” ruling, giving the touchdown to the Seahawks instead of calling it, what most people thought it would be, an interception for the Packers. It ranks among the worst bad calls in league history.
The Packers will win the 2015 NFC Championship if
Rodger’s calf doesn’t hamstring him!
Look, there’s no getting around it…the Green Bay Packers are going to need to accomplish several of their goals if they want to beat the defending Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFC Championship.
However, there may be no bigger task than getting banged-up quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his strained calf as close to full health as possible. Even when healthy, the Seahawks have given Rodgers and the Packers’ explosive offense an extremely tough way to go.
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) January 12, 2015
For example, look no further than at Green Bay’s 36-16 Week 1 spanking in Seattle. In that game, Rodgers was limited to 23 of 33passing for just 189 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
While the Packers and Seahawks’ 2013 meeting will always be remembered as the now-infamous ‘Fail Mary’ game the fact of the matter is that Seattle held Rodgers to just 26 of 39 passing with no touchdowns that night.
If Rodgers is less than 100 percent, then it may not matter much that the Packers have a signal-caller in Rodgers that finished seventh in passing yards and second in quarterback rating, a powerful running back in Eddie Lacy that finished ninth in rushing yards (1,139) and a pair of wide receivers in Jordy Nelson (98 catches, 1,519 yards) and Randall Cobb (91 catches, 1,287 yards) that both finished inside the top 11 in receptions and receiving yards.
— Sam HawkBadger (@hwkbgr) January 13, 2015
The good news for the Packers is that they have a wonderful head coach in Mike McCarthy that is as good as anyone in the game today and a clear-cut ‘X-Factor’ kind of player in rookie wide receiver Davante Adams, seeing as how he torched Dallas for seven catches for 117 yards in their NFC divisional playoff matchup.
The Seahawks will win the 2015 NFC Championship if…
The Legion of Boom can confuse Rodgers long enough for the Seahawks defensive front 7 can get to him!
The Seattle Seahawks are firing on all cylinders right now thanks to the play of gifted quarterback Russell Wilson, the powerful rushing of Marshawn Lynch and blanketing defense of Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman, among others.
If the Seahawks want to win this NFC title tilt, then they can’t give Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers extra possessions and short fields that come courtesy of inopportune turnovers. That means Seattle’s Legion of Boom will have to bring their A game.
Green Bay ranked tied for ninth in sacks (41) while finishing tied for seventh in interceptions (18) to lead the NFL with a +12 in the giveaway/takeaway department.
The good news for the Seahawks is that Lynch finished fourth in rushing yards (1,306) while Wilson finished an impressive 10th in quarterback rating (95.0). The polarizing Sherman finished tied for fourth in interceptions (four) and the ‘Hawks undoubtedly have one of the best head coaches in the league today in beloved leader Pete Carroll.
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) January 12, 2015
Will Green Bay or Seattle win the 2015 NFC Championship?
I picked the Seattle Seahawks to reach and win Super Bowl 49 and I see absolutely no reason to think otherwise right now.
I’m going to urge you to back the Seahawks to out a pretty sizable whipping on Rodgers and the Pack in this one to cover the spread as touchdown favorites with room to spare.
The last team to repeat as NFC Champions was the 1996-97 Packers. Seahawks trying to do it on Sunday vs Green Bay. pic.twitter.com/dtlnKFLUNJ
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 12, 2015
Seattle is playing its best ball of the season in all three phases and looks like an absolute lock to win this game and cover the spread if you ask me….especially since they’re nearly unbeatable at home.
The Packers are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record while Seattle has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six playoff games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home playoff games.
I love Aaron Rodgers but I’m expecting the Seahawks to beat him up a bit en route to the convincing win!